Malta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful island states in the world. It consists of up to three islands. The main one is Malta, a little smaller is called Gozo and the smallest Maltese island is Comino. In addition to beautiful beaches and the crystal clear turquoise sea, you will also find many monuments from ancient times. But in addition to tourists, this island is also adored by filmmakers. Did you know that Malta is the location of several popular films and series, such as Games of Thrones, Gladiator, World War Z, or even Pepek the sailor, who also has his own village?
You will find these 10 beautiful places in the fairytale Malta. In a country where divorces are only allowed since 2011, where alcohol is allowed to drink for 17 years and where you can enjoy sunny days throughout the year.
1. Popey Village, Malta
Popey village is the filming location of the popular fairy tale Popey the Sailor. It was originally built for the purpose of filming, but today it functions as a museum with various attractions. You can also have fun on water inflatables, the price includes access to the beach and you can also watch a short film about the shooting of Popey the Sailor. But if you don’t want to visit the museum, you can look at the village from Anchor bay, from where you will have a really beautiful view.
2. Rampla bay, Gozo
Rampla bay is rightly considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Malta. You will find it on the island of Gozo, which can be reached by ferry running every half hour. The beach is, so to speak, divided into two parts. On one half it is a purely sandy beach and on the other a purely rocky beach. Both parts are equally beautiful and the water there is really completely clear.
3. Valetta, Malta
Malta has a nice capital and it is Valletta. Interestingly, despite the fact that Valletta is the smallest capital in Europe, there is said to be the most beautiful European church and it is St. John’s Cathedral. Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and will impress you with its typical colorful balconies or the romantic Upper Barrakka Gardens.
4. Marsaxlokk, Malta
Marsaxlokk is a small fishing town also known for its predominantly fish market. In the local port you will also find a number of colorful boats called luzzu, which are among the main symbols of Malta, and they also show the eyes of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris, who is supposed to protect fishermen from the threats of a dangerous sea.
5. St. Peter’s pool, Malta
St. Peter’s pool is one of the most fascinating phenomena in Malta. This natural pool is ideal for snorkelling, swimming and relaxation. Last but not least, in addition to entering St.Peter’s pool via stairs, you can also jump there. And who wouldn’t just take such an opportunity?
6. Blue Lagoon, Comino
Comino Island is visited every day by hundreds of tourists who travel the island and take a boat to visit the Blue Lagoon. This place is truly charming thanks to its fabulous blue clear water. In addition to swimming, you can also enjoy the naturally formed rock caves and other formations, which you can see during the boat ride to Comino. Blue Lagoon even considers a large number of people to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the most traveled Slovak, Ľuboš Fellner, agrees with this opinion. So you should definitely not miss a visit to the Blue Lagoon if you really want to get to know Malta.
7. Inland sea, Gozo
Although this phenomenon may seem unlikely at first glance, the Inland sea is literally an inland sea. You will find it in the north of the island of Gozo, right next to the popular Blue Hole. At this place, a pleasant boat ride is possible, which can take you directly to the cave.
8. St. Julian’s, Malta
St. Julian’s is one of Malta’s most popular cities. It is located north of the capital Valletta and is the most popular party town. You will find countless businesses and nightclubs here, so St. Julian’s is the perfect place to enjoy entertainment. In addition to nightlife, it also offers visitors a pleasant atmosphere of the port city and even find a smaller beach.
9. Blue hole, Gozo
One of the most visited places on the island of Gozo is the so-called blue hole. This naturally created 15 meter hole in the sea surrounded by rocks is the perfect place for swimming, snorkeling or even diving. Despite the fact that the access to the blue hole is quite complicated (be sure to bring some shoes to the water, as you have to walk over sharp stones), a visit to this place is really worth it.
10. Mellieha beach, Malta
Mellieha beach is located in the port of Għadira. This sandy beach is not one of the most interesting in Malta, but offers the widest selection of water sports. On Mellieha beach you can try various water attractions, including boating inflatables or imitations of small wipeots.